An episode of the early television game show "Pantomime Quiz Time". Celebrities in this episode are: Hans Conried, Frank DeVol, Vincent Price, Howard Da Silva, Walter Brennan, Adele Jergens, Marilyn Maxwell, Ella Raines. This episode presumably aired before the series had a sponsor. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, Early Television, Pantomime Quiz, 1950s, 50s, Fifties
An episode of the television game show series "Pantomime Quiz" from 1954. Additional info will be added later. Celebrities in this episode are: Marie Windsor, Fritz Feld, Paul Cavanagh, Glenn Langan, Jackie Coogan, Frank DeVol, Fred Clark, and Adele Jergens. Topics: Classic TV, Television, Early Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Pantomime Quiz, Early Television
An episode of the long-running early television series "Pantomime Quiz", a simple game show. Possibly aired 2 April 1951. Celebrities are: Jean Wallace, Dorothy Patrick, Greg McClure, Frank DeVol, Vincent Price, Hans Conried, Adele Jergens, and Jackie Coogan. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Early Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game show, Pantomime Quiz
An episode of the popular Goodson-Todman game show. An entertaining show. This episode doesn't seem to have been registered with the U.S. copyright office, which is required for 1961 works, though I doubt the owner of the Goodson-Todman archive would acknowledge it being public domain, so if someone complains if you use it in a project, don't blame me. Topics: Classic TV, Television, Allen Ludden, Carol Burnett, Garry Moore, Game show
An episode of the obscure 1950s American game show "Penny to a Million". Contains original ABC network ID. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game show, Quiz show, Penny to a Million
An episode of the popular game show "People Are Funny". Hosted by Art Linkletter. In this episode, there are two people with an unlikely job, and one who is an imposter. A woman must guess which is which. (this series runs a bit shorter than the typical TV show of 1959) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, People are Funny, Art Linkletter
This had been uploaded before, but with lower picture quality. In this 1958 episode of "People are Funny", two families compete to win a Rolls Royce by remembering details of a skit they saw. Topics: Classic TV, Television, People are Funny, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game Show, Game Shows, Art Linkletter
An episode of summer replacement series "Perry Presents", broadcast on NBC. Perry does not appear in this show, but it DOES feature Tony Bennett, Gloria DeHaven and The Four Lads. If you do not enjoy these performers, then avoid this upload, as the show is focused on these 3 acts. Commercials intact (for RCA, nylon tyres, and Sunbeam). WARNING: There is a VERY annoying time-code on this copy. It's very annoying and gets in the way. I too was annoyed when I discovered this copy... Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Perry Presents, Music, Pop music, Song, Songs,...
An excerpt from "Person to Person". I don't have the rest of the episode. This segment features Dagmar and her husband showing off their fabulous apartment. This footage, I think, is public domain, although many other episodes of the series are still copyrighted. Topics: Classic TV, Television, Dagmar, Person to Person, 1950s, Rich people
An episode of the game show "Play Your Hunch". This is a prime-time episode, and according to IMDb, aired 20 June 1962. Featuring special guest Kaye Ballard. Hosted by Merv Griffin. Original commercials intact. Please note that while this episode is public domain, the film excerpted in one segment is not. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Play Your Hunch, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Game Show, Game Shows, Merv Griffin
An episode of 1952-1953 TV series "Playhouse 15", episode titled "Equal Partners". Originally aired on NBC under the title "Short Short Dramas", it was re-titled for syndication. The program was a twice-weekly 15-minute anthology series, presenting dramas and light comedies. This episode is a crime drama. At 12 minutes it moves along very quickly. Topics: Classic TV, Television, Playhouse 15, Short Short Dramas, Anthology, Anthology series, Drama, Crime...
An episode of 1950s US sitcom series "Private Secretary". This episode was originally broadcast on 1 April 1956 on CBS. This, however, is a syndication print under the title of "Susie", but it still runs the correct 26 minutes. The series starred Ann Sothern. This episode features a young Harry Shearer among the guest cast. Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Susie, Private Secretary, Sitcom, Comedy, Ann Sothern,...
Pilot episode of "PDQ", a popular game show of the 60's. Hosted by Dennis James. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 60's, 60s, 1960's, 1960s, Sixties, Public Domain, Game Show, Game Shows,...
A 1949 Public Service Announcement aired on the DuMont Television Network, reminding the young viewers of "Captain Video" that "freedom is everybody's job". This features the same background as the 1950 PSA I uploaded. DuMont was a cheap network, but in fact, they did a lot of good things, like airing the complete McCathy hearings (sadly no footage remains from their coverage). One must give them credit for good intentions. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: 40s, 40's, 1940s, 1940's, PSA, Public Service Announcement, DuMont Network, DuMont Television...
A vintage 1965 television commercial for a model of Polaroid camera. This camera was sold at the price of $19.95 ($136.39 in September 2009 money). Also features catchy jingle. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Photography, Classic TV, Television, 60s, 60's, 1960s, 1960's, Sixties, Camera, Jingle, Vintage
A kids puppet show made in 1950.Like Uncle Mistletoe,this one has former actress Jennifer Holt as hostess,along with her little puppet pals.And is based in Chicago. Topics: Classic Television, Classic TV, ABC, Jennifer Holt, 1950, Puppets, Kids Show, Chicago
An episode of the light-hearted game show "Pantomime Quiz" from 1955. In this show, eight celebrities play a variantion on the popular "Charades" game. Celebrities include: Richard Egan, Elaine Stritch, Jerry Lester, Lori Nelson, and Hans Conried. Includes original commercials! Sorry for the slight cut-off at the end. This show later changed title to "Stump the Stars". Topics: Classic TV, Television 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Pantomime Quiz, Jerry Lester, Stump the Stars, Game...
Here's something so bad it makes "Queen for a Day" look like "Masterpiece Theatre". It is an unsold television pilot from 1954, for a game show called "Pass the Line" in which an artist slowly draws a picture in ten steps, and each step is copied by a panel of "celebrities" (one of which is Jonathan Winters!). At the end of the incredibly awful pilot, the host and some other guy directly speak to the networks telling them why they should pick up the... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Lame, Crap, WTF, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Classic TV, Television, Game Show, Panel Show, Unsold Pilot,...
Back to the 50's with a half hour show hosted by Art Linkletter.Contestants are asked to do all sorts of crazy things, proving that PEOPLE ARE FUNNY! ( 4 reviews ) Topics: PEOPLE ARE FUNNY, Art Linkletter, fifties shows
A complete 1957 episode of the unusual 1950s game show "People Are Funny". In this episode, a contestant who has been sent around the world for 4 weeks looking for pieces of a United Artists contract finally returns, while a teenage girl must keep a complete stranger on the phone for 3 minutes to win a prize. Will she do it? With live TV, you just never know! Complete with commercials and that ever-important network ID. Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game Show, Art Linkletter, Popular, Telephone
A 1958 Episode of People are Funny in which two families compete for a Rolls Royce by answering questions about a skit they just saw, and a man calls his best friend to borrow his wife. Topics: Art Linkletter, Classic TV, People are Funny
From January 17, 1959, The Kraft Music Hall with guests Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole, Rin Tin Tin. Gail Davis appeared in her role as Annie Oakley. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Kraft Music Hall, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, classic tv
Preview of new CBS sitcom coming in fall of 1960.Was hoping to upload some full length episodes,but they all seem to be copywrited.This one think is okay though.Spinoff of December Bride. ( 11 reviews ) Topics: classic tv, sitcom, harry morgan, cara williams, verna felton
Season One Episode 17 (19 January 1959) After a Jewel robbery, a very nervous man hires Gunn to protect someone named Timothy from being murders. Gunn finds out the Timothy is a seal. Based on the Richard Diamond radio play "Timothy The Seal" This video is public domain because it was registered as a published film PETER GUNN. Spartan Productions. Approx. 29 min. each, sd., b&w. 16mm. Spartan Productions. Let's Kill Timothy. 19Jan59 (in notice: 1958); LP13981 and never renewed. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Peter Gunn, Craig Stevens, Blake Edwards, Private Detective, Richard Diamond adapted to...
Season One Episode 16 (5 January 1959) An honest union leader is killed with a car bomb and suspicion falls on his chief rival, who hires Gunn to clear his name. This video is public domain because it was registered as a published film PETER GUNN. Spartan Productions. Approx. 29 min. each, sd., b&w. 16mm. Spartan Productions. The Fuse. 5 Jan 59 (in notice: 1958) LP 15083 and never renewed. ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Classic Tv, Peter Gunn, Craig Stevens, Blake Edwards, Private Detective
Season 1 Episode 15 December 31 1963. Due to copyright concerns, the opening credits music has been replaced with a public domain recording of a traditional folk tune. imdb page ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Petticoat Junction
This alternative opening credit sequence uses alternate music and was played with episodes of the series that had fallen into the public domain. Presumably this replacement music was created to avoid paying royalties for the original theme music. The music in this clip appears to have been lifted from some other place in an episode of the series. Topics: Petticoat Junction, classic TV, comedy, family, alternate, opening credits, public domain
"Philco Television Playhouse" Marty (1953) Director: Delbert Mann Story by Paddy Chayefsky Cast: Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand, Nehemiah Persoff Original Air Date: 24 May 1953 (Season 5, Episode 23) ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Television Playhouse, Classic TV, 1950's Television, NBC, Kinescope, Live TV, Philco, 1953
A young actress dies with the gas on in her room. The police think it's an accident but the girl's father and an admirer believe it's murder. Philip Marlowe (Phil Carey) investigates. Season 1, Episode 23 (1960) Also features Connie Hines, and William Schallert ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Philip Marlowe